Thursday, July 22, 2010
I woke this morning with the full intention to get some writing done, specifically the blog, early in the day after work. Unfortunately, today was filled with obstacles and one mundane task after another. I typically try to have as little work to complete by this late day of the week, but not this time. I was bombarded with one item/issue/catastrophe/error/problem/concern after another. Yuck.
True Blood Episode 29: Trouble
Sookie is also a little less than herself - or at least her character's full potential - as well. The very best scene was her brush with Fae power in Alcide's living room against the vampires. And I'm having a hard time believing in Bill, but since his trust is questionable in the book series as well, I won't - can't - complain about it.
Here's a quick recap to tickle your fancy. I can't spend a whole lot of time here, as I'm reviewing The Fever Series, one book one week at a time... from the very beginning. Take a look down there.... right after the clip!
The Fever Series - Darkfever
Author: Karen Marie Moning
I must confess. On a desperate attempt to explore new things (I stopped smoking a month ago and rumor has it, upon return of your cilia, one becomes more affected by stimuli - specifically romance and such), I tried Faeries. We all know how sexy they are. I usually don't, but my new, smoke free body said "C'mon... you know you want it..." And I did. Boy, did I ever. But let me tell you about the first book.
Darkfever introduces us to our heroine - Mackayla Lane. This girl is just about as sweet as Georgia peaches and Southern Belles can be, right down to her unadulterated love of all things pink. Cute as a button, and simply beautiful. She is absolutely the kind of woman that you see walking down the street and want to stone to death. She's even twenty-two. I'm thinking at the start, please... for the love of Monty Hall, please cut me some slack with the adult version of the Sweet Valley High 'Good' twin. Against my better judgment, I push beyond page three. After all, she is a barmaid. There has to be some bad ass in there.
Sooo glad that I did!
This is one of the rockin' and rollinest chick heroines that I've ever encountered. Upon learning of her sister's death in Dublin, Ireland, she hops her happy ass - against her parent's wishes - on the first plane smoking. Immediately, just about, she begins seeing things that are simply fascinating and terrifying. Namely the Fae in their 'Unseelie' form, despite their glamour spells on their innocent victims and the rest of humanity. I'm thinking - freak yea - I don't have to wait to get into the good stuff.
In her quest to find her sister's killer, she finds her entire world was merely a pampered facade of real life, which turns out to be literally brimming with mystical creatures and fanciful weapons, and Death-by-Sex faerie.
Not to mention, her reluctant savior in Barrons. He is one of the most unscrupulous men that I've encountered in a book in a very long time... I would definitely run off with him into the Casbah! Yum-My!